All new Saint Mary's students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session before beginning their first semester courses.

The International Student Orientation makes your transition to the United States easier. Through interactive workshops, off-campus experiences and presentations, you will be introduced to concepts of intercultural communication and practice together to build a strong cultural foundation to help you settle into your new lives at Saint Mary’s. During orientation, you will be involved in workshops and activities to help you assimilate more quickly into American academic life. In addition, important information regarding immigration regulations, F-1 student status and international students and the law will be covered.

You will move into your residence hall for Fall 2020 on TBD and begin the International Student Orientation the morning of TBD. 

You must also attend the traditional Student Orientation, Session IV, scheduled for TBD for first-year students and TBD for transfer students.

For more information regarding International Student Orientation, visit the Center for International Programs.


All students are charged a one-time $300 Orientation fee applied directly to their student account. The fee covers all costs associated with Orientation, administrative needs, materials, food, and staffing.